Category: Business Articles

SurfRay & Microsoft Webcast: SharePoint Search Goes Public

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Microsoft and SurfRay collaborate to create rich website search experiences with SharePoint and Ontolica. In this webcast, Microsoft Technical Solution Expert and FAST veteran, Carlos Valcarcel, joins Josh Noble to reveal how SharePoint search enables public sector & non-profit websites to connect communities and content. They will show live public sector SharePoint sites leveraging SharePoint […]

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Facial Hair Makes SharePoint Work Better

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

At prosharepointsearch.com we hate cancer, and we’re doing our part to conquer it by raising money for Movember.  If you are not familiar with the campaign, guys grow moustaches during November and trade their upper lip space in exchange for donations.  Funds raised support research and awareness against prostate cancer and other cancers that affect […]

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Effective Requirements Gathering for Search in SharePoint 2010

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Better Search”, “Effective Search”, and “Google-like Search” are not requirements! I just finished a great presentation with SharePoint MVP and author of SharePoint Analyst HQ, Michal Pisarek, that illustrates how to change conceptual user requests into actionable requirements for SharePoint search. He shows how to execute search requirement workshops, map certain requirements to OOTB configuration […]

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SurfRay and the #BoothBabes dilemma

| October 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

I was recently entertained by the discussion generated by Claire Willet’s blog post about so-called ‘booth babes’ (models hired to attract visitors to exhibit hall booths at trade shows). Claire has a valid argument that we at SurfRay have generally agreed with. Every year, however, we marvel at the models on the show and wonder […]

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Pro SharePoint Search on SharePoint Pod Show

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

SharePoint Search Expert, Author, and Presenter, Josh Noble, speaks with Brett Lonsdale on the SharePoint Pod Show about search in SharePoint.  Listen to the recording at: http://www.sharepointpodshow.com/ If you experience playback delays, switch to Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. Tweet

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The Value of Information and Cost of Search

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The value of information has never been higher.   In today’s economy it is more important than ever to make every dollar count.  Companies are downsizing and the efficiency of every employee becomes increasingly vital.  At the same time, the amount of information which needs to be accessed by employees is growing at an incredible 66% […]

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Ontolica Preview on SharePoint from Mobile Devices

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Anyone that has used Ontolica Preview has noticed a very special architectural design.  Ontolica Preview does not require any end user installations such as Microsoft Office or Silverlight.  As a result, users can access their SharePoint search and document library experiences from any device without browser or plug-in limitations.  Ontolica Preview is currently the only […]

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Pro SharePoint 2010 Search

| September 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

We are pleased to announce the publication of our new book, Pro SharePoint 2010 Search by Josh Noble, Robert Piddocke, and Dan Bakmand-Mikalski from APress. The book is due out on March 26th but please pre-order it today from Amazon.​ Tweet

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